Swamp Thing (2019)
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I mean look at your ratings!
We must create a campaign to save this serial! anybody with me?
In my opinion, the first episode was great: amazing acting from the leads, a scary and unsettling atmosphere, great practical effects and a mysterious story/character development. If Swamp Thing manages to uphold the quality and potential of the first episode, the series might turn out to be amazing.
DC knocks it out of the park again. Back at it with a Swamp Thing series full of suspense, terror and even some gross-out practical effects. Dark, mysterious, gets right to the meat of the story with no unnecessary and boring exposition. If the rest of the series can keep this pace, it looks to be another solid outing for the streaming service. Highly recommended.
From what ive just seen it looks like some supernatural force has been in the swamp for years that able to control the Vines and environment that grown bigger in power from some type of Chemical being dumb in the swamp, Holy hell this doesn't hold back on the gory and brutality using the horror side of the supernatural swamp, you can't tell right away this isnt gonna be some light heart.
There a lot of element taking from Man thing with the supernatural side of things from what I saw from the pilot episode, I love the transformation of the swamp thing giving the audience the first look of swamp thing, Ive gotta say this is Miles better than Teen Titans in special effects and the way the drama flows from their character.
It fleshes out characters and introduces you to who they are and some of them have a past growing up with the swamp, Were clear also introduced to the villian played by Will Patton who playing Avery Sunderland all those that have read teh comic books will know who he is.
Introduced to the beautiful Crystal Reed (star of the tv series teen wolf) who clearly playing the love interest of swamp thing Abby Arcane who is a CDC Dr. Doctor trying to found out why people are coming down sick, but clear as thing unfold something else is going on. Andy Bean who the main star of the show playing Alec Holland who will eventually become Swamp Thing which is done in a brilliant way, showing just how swamp thing become the creature.
From I saw there is a lot of history between character so expect drama and well as some frightening dark and twisted moments that's just in the first Episode, I cannot wait for episode 2 this has me hooked. With a strong start like this, I can honestly say this is Mile better than Titans and should be on tv and not streaming service because this has the making of one of the best DC tv series going just by judging that first episode, easily a 10 out of 10 pilot episode.
As far as the cast goes, I wasn't too satisfied so far especially with Abby Arcane's character and her extremely uninteresting forced backstory that kept taking momentum away. I understand they need to set up characterization, but I would've rather seen more of Alec Holland character's backstory but I'm sure that will be expanded on with flashbacks. Will Patton as Avery Sunderland was an excellent choice and should be an interesting character. It will be cool to see all the villains developed throughout the series.
The finale sequence of the pilot episode was fantastic and sets up this season incredibly and I'll definitely be watching though I hope we don't get bombarded with pieces of unnecessarily long characterization scenes over the actual swamp thing horror/action meat of the story.
This just seems to be run of the mill modern light-horror for TV, designed by studio execs, despite having the somewhat competant and comic book knowledgeable Mark Verheinden at the writing helm.
It is not irredeemable. But it's not off to a good start, even if you haven't read the comic, as its just mediocre, no brilliant ideas there. It doesn't look terrible, but it doesn't do much more than just that...
Forget diversity quotas, forget gender balance, can the entertainment industry please just get people in with fresh ideas, regardless of background, who can actually write & create accessible stories, without any other agenda, except that to entertain - the rest may or may not come.
I don't write the previous paragraph because this version of Swamp Thing has an agenda, I write it because it's jaded, boring & unoriginal.
We've seen it before!